June 2017

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 28/06: Base metals notch gains; Comex copper up; UC Rusal denies smelter disruptions

The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Wednesday June 28.

South African miners move to block new charter

Mining companies operating in South Africa have applied to the High Court to block the government’s new mining charter on the basis that the new rules would cripple the industry.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 26/06: LME base metals up; Chinese tin exports; Chinese investment in India

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in London, bringing you the latest news and pricing stories on Monday June 26.

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Chinese market rebounds as European spot and benchmark prices drop

Chrome ore and ferro-chrome prices jumped in China on Friday June 23 while European spot prices moved lower, with the regional quarterly benchmark falling 29%.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 23/06: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday June 23:

Europe Q3 FeCr benchmark falls almost 30% to $1.10/lb

The European charge and high-carbon ferro-chrome benchmark price has fallen 44 cents or 28.6% to $1.10 per lb for the third quarter of 2017.

EU starts LC ferro-chrome anti-dumping probe against China, Russia, Turkey

The European Commission has started an anti-dumping investigation into imports of low-carbon ferro-chrome to the European Union from China, Russia and Turkey, according to the Official Journal of the EU on Friday June 23.

IN FIGURES: China's ferro-alloys imports in May

A summary of China’s ferro-alloys imports and exports figures for May 2017.

Chrome price drops lead to ‘locked’ ore stocks in China, lower alloy production

Sharp declines in chrome ore and ferro-chrome prices over the past few months have left inventories “locked” in Chinese ports as smelters cut loss-making production.

Chrome prices rise as much as 10% in three working days, suppliers say [UPDATED]

Charge chrome and chrome ore prices have picked up dramatically in the past few days after overshooting on the downside, suppliers told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday June 21.